They inhabit open woodlands. They are often seen pursuing small mammals and birds - which make up most of their diet.
These adaptable birds will als urban parks and gardens, and remnant bushland.
It is easily confused with the similar Peregrine Falcon, however, might be identified by its smaller size and darker plumage.
Breeding / Nesting
They often take over the nests of other birds.
The female alone incubates and broods young while the male hunts and feeds the brooding female and the young.
Diet / Feeding
They typically hunt small birds, up to nearly their own size, as well as mammals, bats and large insects. They mostly hunt at dusk and dawn.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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